A cry for help has been issued from the Royals at Kensington Palace and it has echos of a former plea from those once concerned about Princess Diana. In Friday’s Royal letter announcement the palace is said to be slamming paparazzi for their dangerous tactics in procuring photos of little Prince George, causing grave security concerns for William, the Prince of Wales and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
According to USA Today on August 14, Kensington Palace’s communication secretary Jason Knauf released a letter urging those in the media not to run any “unauthorized photos” of the Royal children, as it is leading to more and more dangerous situations in which photographers are crossing security lines that protective details of the children might come to see as a real threat of harm to the Royal babes.
Photographers have been found lurking in dark-tinted windowed cars, lying beneath sand on the beach and even seeking to use other children to lure Prince George within their long-range lenses view at parks and outside the future king’s home, according to the BBC. And this is unsettling to the children’s parents, as it would be for any parent–even celebrities.
But celebrities and the prince and duchess are adults; not children. Thus, they are prepared and expect media attention wherever they go, but they should be able to expect paparazzi to maintain a respectable distance and focus when it comes to their children, especially when William and Kate provide the media photos of Prince George and his sister Charlotte on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, some of the tactics being used by photographers to capture elusive images of the young prince are the same a pedophile might use to do the same thing. And when it comes to the safety of the Royal children, their security detail may eventually have to take a harder line with photographers sneaking around the children in such questionable ways, to make sure they are not trying to kidnap the young Kensington Palace occupants.
For now William and Kate hope that the public will join them in denouncing this type of behavior by refusing to purchase the publications that are selling the photos obtained in this way. They realize that if there is a demand by the public for such photos, then the media outlets that buy them from photographers will keep doing so–to make a buck. And they hope that will not be the case once the public understands what the Royal family and their children are being put through in order to obtain such photo shots.
After all, pedophiles don’t just photograph children in the nude; they focus on photographing children in all manners of dress, too. And to continue to hound and photograph the Royal children in such an obsessive manner is bordering now upon criminality. It is their parents that should be the focus of photographers–or the family as a whole, not just a little boy or girl.